Roulette, the ultimate game of luck, or is it? Many have tried, many have been lucky but many more have come away empty handed proving that to make a sustained profit from the roulette wheel is hard to do. But not impossible.
Roulette is one of the most popular games played at the casino or on sites such as Leo Vegas and certain strategies have been prominent in trying to find a method to master the roulette Wheel.
None more so than the Martingale system.
Common amongst rookie players, the Martingale system is easy to follow as the method simply involves doubling the size of your next bet whenever the previous bet was a loss.
The method is based on the assumption that if you keep doubling your bet after every loss, you will eventually win and recoup your losses plus end up with a 1-unit profit.
The system is popular due to the fact that there is only a 1% chance of losing seven in a row with a 18/38 chance of the ball landing on your selected colour or odd or even.
The problem with this is that you need a relatively large starting pot for a small return, you may win frequently but only small amounts and eventually may come up short.
The Martingale system is fun to try but certainly not a sure-fire way to beat the Roulette wheel. A lot of tables have a betting limit meaning numerous losses can prove to be very costly indeed.
A more common sense approach to tackling the roulette wheel is the D’Alembert method.
Effectively, the D’Alembert method is based on the principle that if a particular number or section is spun, then it is likely that that area will not come in again on the next spin and another part of the wheel will be landed on.
This is a theory purely based on the saying ‘odds are it won’t be that again’, a loose saying which the roulette wheel has no respect for and unproven to be successful.
A slightly more mathematical approach is the cancellation system which requires a bit of thinking (and a pencil and paper).
The idea is you select a sequence of numbers (ie 1,2,3,4,5) and place the first bet as the value of the first and last numbers in the sequence, in this case that would be 1+5=6.
If the bet is won, you simply cross off the first and last number on your list leaving it looking like this X,2,3,4,X, but if you lose, you add the losing stake onto your number system, in this case you would add the 6 so your sequence would read 1,2,3,4,5,6 thus making a stake of 7 on the next spin.
The idea is to try and cancel out all of the numbers in the sequence, in that circumstance you will win the total amount in the sequence (15).
Unfortunately, with a few losses the bets become bigger and the risk increases, a few loses in a row could be detrimental to your time at the table.
The problem with these strategies is that over time the house will always possess that 5.26% edge over you but sometimes luck can play its part and a big win can come your way.
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